Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.

It's important to create what you desire to, not what people expect you to.

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.

The nail that stands out will be hammered down.

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Children learn to smile from their parents.

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.

 image quote by Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is whithin. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

One thousand days to learn; ten thousand days to refine.

Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.

Fix the problem, not the blame.

When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well.

 image quote by Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself. That can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

I will master something, then the creativity will come.

Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.

A kind word can warm three months of winter.

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery.

Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

When a bonsai stops growing, you know it's dead.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

Duty is heavy as a mountain but Death is lighter than a feather.

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.

If he works for you, you work for him.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Think with your whole body.

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.

You are wise to climb Mt. Fuji, but a fool to do it twice.

Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.

You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.

The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.

 image quote by Morihei Ueshiba

Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.

The feet are the gateway to 10,000 illnesses.

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings.

That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions.

When love is deep, much can be accomplished.

Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality.

 image quote by Hayao Miyazaki

Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.

Tsuki ni murakumo, hana ni kazeClouds over the moon, a storm over blossoms

There really aren't any completely Asian people singing right now.

Though the body moves, the soul may stay behind.

When life is victorious, there is birth;

when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.

Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.

 image quote by Dogen

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.